The Timeline window is used to display historical timelines. It consists of a single pane which is used to display a graphical timeline. You can click the button (located on the lower toolbar) to display the timeline using the entire screen. (Press any key to return to the Timeline window.)
Most timelines exceed the typical heighth and width of a computer display (even at very high resolutions!). For this reason, it is important to note both the vertical and horizontal scroll bars and to use them liberally in order to view the full scope of information that is available in any given timeline.
The status pane (located at the bottom of the Timeline window) lists the various names by which the current event/location has been known--from Old and New Testament times through today.